CIPP-E Focus Course - Security and Accountability

The CIPP/E Focus Courses cater to individuals seeking a brief review of specific topics in the curriculum, rather than a comprehensive training course. They are designed for those preparing for the challenging CIPP/E exam who only require a refresher on certain subjects. 
This condensed eLearning course focuses on Security and Accountability under the GDPR, specifically addressing the personal data breaches and the concepts of data protection by design and by default.

Important Topics

In the first part of your course we will discuss about topics like Appropriate technical and organizational measures, Encryption, Access controls, Breach notifications, Risk reporting requirements, Vendor Management and Data sharing.
In the second part we dive deeper into the concepts of Data protection by design and by default, Documentation and cooperation with regulators, Data protection impact assessments (DPIA), Mandatory data protection officers and Auditing of privacy programs.

Target Audience

  • Individuals who need a foundational understanding of Security and Accountability under the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Anyone interested in pursuing CIPP/E certification.
  • Individuals who already took a training course but feel the need for more background information about this specific topic.
  • Individuals who took the CIPP/E trial exam, the analysis of which said to specifically focus on this topic before going up for the certification exam.
  • In case you consider purchasing more focus courses, it is advised to take them in the same order as the CIPP/E curriculum.


  • 11 comprehensive modules that each contain several articles to read or listen to, videos, slides, free resources, a glossary, and a quiz to test what you have learned in that module.
  • Personalized Study Schedule, based on when you need to finish your training course. Your schedule is made automatically, and will adjust when you change your desired end date.
  • Study Statistics that will allow you to keep track of your progress at any time.
  • Digital Flashcards with definitions of all important concepts of the CIPP/E curriculum are available in the course.
  • All materials are updated regularly, and you will always have access to the latest version of the courseware, no matter when you have made your purchase or started your course.

Course Content

11 lessons 18.5 hours


The CIPP/E Security and Accountability focus course on offered a thorough examination of data security measures and accountability under the GDPR. The modules provided comprehensive coverage of topics like security principles, risk assessment, and incident response. The course materials were highly informative, with real-world examples that facilitated a deeper understanding of data security. This focus course is an excellent resource for those seeking to strengthen their knowledge in this area.


Helpful for this part of the cipp

The CIPP/E Security and Accountability focus course on provided insightful study materials on accountability frameworks in data protection. The modules explored the various aspects of accountability, including data protection policies, data protection impact assessments, and record-keeping obligations. The course content was well-structured and comprehensive, enabling me to grasp the key concepts with ease. If you want to enhance your understanding of data security and accountability, this focus course is highly recommended.


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